Digital novel service J-Novel Club have announced they will be adding The Unwanted Undead Adventurer (Nozomanu Fushi no Boukensha) to their ever-growing catalogue.
The 2017 novel series is written by Yu Okano (Hiraheishi wa Kako wo Yumemiru) with illustrations handled by Jaian. Currently there have been around 2 volumes and now you can read the first one in English! Members of J-Novel Club handling the translation are Shirley Yeung and editor Kris Swanson.
Rentt Faina, a twenty-five-year-old adventurer, has been hacking away at monsters for a decade. However, without much talent for the job, Rentt finds himself stuck hunting Slimes and Goblins for meager amounts of coin every day. Little does he know, all this is about to change when he comes across a seemingly undiscovered path in the Labyrinth of the Moon’s Reflection. What awaits him at the end of the path, however, is neither treasure nor riches, but a legendary dragon that wastes no time swallowing him whole! Waking up a short time later, Rentt finds himself not quite dead, but not very alive either— He is nothing more than a pile of bones! Armed with nothing but his trusty sword, tool belt, and ghoulish new looks, Rentt sets off on his quest as a newly reborn Skeleton to achieve Existential Evolution, hoping to one day return to civilization with a more human form. Will Rentt succeed, or will the labyrinth consume him for the rest of his un-death…?
The Unwanted Undead Adventurer is one of many titles now available on the service since the beginning of 2018 with more incoming. Titles added recently include The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar, Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They’ve Got the Wrong Idea!, and [New Life+] Young Again in Another World.
The publisher have a fair amount of novels available on the service including Clockwork Planet, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, In Another World With My Smartphone, Infinite Dendrogram, Outbreak Company and more. Plus they also won Best Manga/Light Novel distributor during our 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards here on AUKN!